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Each Tuesday I’ll bring two items or people into focus. They may be books, authors, lists, whatever turned my head, landing on my radar.
Stay tuned as each TOP TWOS-DAY unfolds!
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Make it a double!
Spring has Sprung
Enjoy the Madness
Here We Go A-Publishing
Toss Me a Funny Bone
Rumor has it
Tsk, Tsk You Publishers!
Seeds of Change
Shakespeare on DNA and Stephen King’s Gun Control
Give and Give Some More!
Effective editing winner and a new publishing venture for me!
Bonus Contest and Best Of 2012
Launching Pirate-safe Ships with a Digital Compass
Literary License – trending shows and upcoming mergers
Kiss and Tell Under the Mistletoe
Frontal Assault – Macmillan and Petraeus’ new acquisitions
e is for evolution- HarperCollins and Cokesbury
Penguin Random House the two shall become one…maybe
Robin Sloan and Kevin Powers dynamic debuts
Presidents and a Military Coup…curious?
Frankfurt Book Fair and National Book Awards announcements
History revisited: gleaning from Orwell and Jefferson
ADHD Awareness Month and Joseph Anton’s Memoir
B is for battle – Poet Clifton and Author Ratner
Contests – Libraries and First Lines
Kickstart a magazine and Poetry Presale
Debuts: The Orchardist and Medium.com
Power Tool: Duotrope and SPAWN
Explaining Elections: kid sized answers
Fire in the Ashes by Kozol and new tales by Glee’s Colfer
S is for Scientific Art and Seriously (Affordable) Scanning
E-book Math: for every positive there is a negative
Summer Reading Lists from NPR and Kirkus Reviews
Big Brother? Public Libraries and E-Books
Kindle Owners’ Lending Library and A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage
D C Gallin’s debut and Catherine Ripley returns with additional answers
Appalachian David vs Goliath and debut YA post-apocalyptic
A middle grade fantasy and writer’s fav indie haunts
Healing words from Victoria Sweet and Alison Bechdel
Two equals one – You Are Stardust by Elin Kelsey, images by Soyeon Kim
Debut works: photos by Richard Mosse and layers by Michel Stone
Peter Carey’s newest and another success story for YA’s Adrian Fogelin
Nook’s very big day and YA Galahad series creator’s success
Robert Clark Young and Jane Gross tackle a taboo family topic
Asperger’s an insider’s guide and Blurb publishes books on demand
Onsourcing and downsizing, two fast-growing trends are worlds apart
Music to my ears: Rick Moody’s new release and Poetry Foundations podcasts
The Michelle Norris’ power of words and blogger Anna Newell Jones
Classics from IDW and classy ladies-to-be compliments of Derek Blasberg
Let the children lead us: Disney giant plus Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar
Collier’s Magazine and The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Incredible books from Isabel Wilkerson and Margaree King Mitchell
And the winners are…Steve Ward and Leonard Cohen
Paying it forward – Orangeberry Publishing and Warscapes Magazine
Indie bookstores trending and Carrie Goldman tackles bullies
One winner plus one introvert equals rave reviews
Poetry via Inky Fool and YA author Brittany Geragotelis’s story
Brought to you by the letter g for graphic novel and gluten-free
A thumbs-up and a groan: Simon and Schuster, and The Clever Factory
Debut author Andrew Peterson and YA author Miranda Kenneally
In a joint venture, First Book and book bloggers are kicking off First Book Blogger Book Club. I am excited to participate with dozens of other bloggers in this mission to spotlight Young Adult books, First Book, and the mission they represent.
Please check monthly to see my reviews, links for First Book, and announcements about this new project.
First Book is a nonprofit group providing books to children with little or no access to books as a way to tackle the literacy problem locally. Community by community, book by book, child by child. First Book is making a difference!
August 2011 News: First Book Announces …
Disney Donates EIGHT MILLION BOOKS to First Book
THE DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE LANDAU-BANKS by E. Lockhart: 352 pp. Hyperion, YA.